Super Mario Goetze is Germany's World Cup Winner

In a superb display of calm nerves, 22-year-old Mario Goetze scored the winner for Germany against Argentina to help his side win FIFA World Cup 2014.

updated: July 14, 2014 03:48 IST
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Mario Goetze celebrates the only goal scored in the match between Germany vs Argentina.

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Pint-sized midfielder Mario Goetze wrote himself into German folklore by scoring the winning goal in Sunday's World Cup final that earned his country's fourth world title.

The baby-faced 22-year-old's superb chest and volley from an Andre Schuerrle cross on 113 minutes sealed Germany's 1-0 extra-time win over Argentina at Rio de Janeiro's Maracana Stadium.

Goetze came on for veteran striker Miroslav Klose just before the start of extra-time and his 11th goal for Germany will go down in the history books as he made only his 35th appearance for 'Die Mannschaft'.

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